This morning a gunman who was an ex-employee at WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va came in shooting and video taping the killing while the news was ongoing. He had sent a 23 page fax to the station. After he recorded the shooting he then posted it on Facebook before he headed out in his car and shot himself resulting in a total of three deaths.

We had one like this at a news station in Salt Lake City on KSL but it was a shooting by a woman – an oriental woman. One died in the attack – a woman in a nearby office who had just returned from maturity leave and a station employee was shot three times. Luckily none of those shots were life threatening. Nothing ever made it out in the media here about the medications this shooter was on – even from the station it happened in.

If it had not been for me working with the Chief of Police in Salt Lake City on the Family History Library Shooting and Columbine happening as we spoke and him asking me if I thought these drugs might be involved in that ongoing shooting, I don’t know that he would have disclosed that the KSL shooter was also on these medications.

I am sure that KSL makes far too much on their drug advertising to ever run a story of the truth of what happened. Even on the 10th anniversary of the shooting they ran a story but still omitted the medication issue, stating only that the shooter has never yet been found competent enough to go to trial.

Hopefully the lives of these two in the VA shooting will mean more to this station than their advertising money and they will be willing to search for answers and speak out.


“Vester Flanagan, the gunman who killed two journalists in Virginia, was told by his bosses to seek medical help after colleagues at the television station where he worked with his victims repeatedly complained about him, according to memos obtained by the Guardian….Several flare-ups were detailed in internal messages from Dan Dennison, then the news director of WDBJ7, that were sent to Flanagan and copied to senior colleagues” He was told to seek help or lose his job if he did not.


“WDBJ7 station manager Jeffrey Marks described Flanagan as “an unhappy man” who had a reputation as someone who was “difficult to work with” and was quick to “take offense”.” He made allegations against many that seemed false as they could not be verified. He had a real anger problem according to most he worked with at the station. And when fired he had to be escorted out by police. “Eventually, after many incidents of his anger coming to the fore, we dismissed him,” said Marks.”

Just three or four months before the shooting “Heather Fay, general manager at a Jack Brown’s beer and burger restaurant, said she received a 15 to 20 page letter from Vester Flanagan II …. In the letter, Flanagan criticized the restaurant staff for using the phrase “have a nice day” to departing customers instead of “thank you.”

These long letters of complaint that ramble on and on and make little sense are almost always reason for concern in these cases. It is evidence to me that someone is about to crack or already well on their way. I see this too often in these cases not to be concerned.


Additional evidence that he was stark raving mad by the time he was fired: “He admitted to killing his own cats—because he was fired unfairly. He said how much he loved them, then gave a long, sadistic account of the execution; he killed his favorite first, and she didn’t go quickly. Then he described the extreme trauma on the second cat’s face as he killed her. He called it a gruesome scene—then decided he owed them a decent burial. Through the rambling diatribe, victimization is a constant theme: “Haters” hounding, demeaning, and harassing him at every turn. “I have a right to be outraged!!!”


This is happening in everyone’s backyard across America and spreading rapidly around the world. News used to be boring but we now live in a war zone with the shootings even happening live on TV now! The Ozzie and Harriet life we all once knew is gone with all of the violence we now have in our society as a result of these drugs. Yet the ones profiting are continuing to get away with it because they know how to buy off nearly everyone involved.



What the world remains unaware of is the fact is that 86% of those who are diagnosed with the most deadly sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Disorder (RBD) are currently taking antidepressants. REM Sleep Disorder is a condition in which there is no paralysis during sleep thus allowing the patient to act out the dreams or nightmares they are having. Tragically 80% of those going into this sleep disorder hurt themselves or others including both murder and suicide as a result.

This is possibly the most deadly of all reactions one can have to antidepressants. Even more frightening though is to learn that before the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants RBD was known mainly as a drug withdrawal effect. Thus the chances of going into this dangerous reaction should be expected to increase as one goes into withdrawal. This is why it is so important to avoid as much of the withdrawal effects as possible by tapering off the antidepressant very, very slowly.


What so many were not aware of is that an increase in serotonin by an accompanying decrease in one’s ability to metabolize serotonin was long known to produce both impulsive murder and suicide. See this study demonstrating that the key to human violence is excess serotonin – exactly what antidepressants are designed to produce:


Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,

International Coalition for Drug Awareness & ssristories.NET
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

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